Washington, D.C. braces for protests

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) — The nation’s capital is bracing for protests ahead of Wednesday’s electoral college certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

Pro-Trump demonstrators have converged on Washington ahead of the ceremony.

The protests are being fueled by the same misinformation President Trump pushed Monday night while campaigning for the Republicans in Georgia’s Senate runoffs.

“They’re not taking this White House. We’re going to fight like hell,” President Trump told supporters.

The president is putting pressure on Vice President Mike Pence, who’s set to preside over the certification, urging him to intervene and help deliver a second term.

“Of course, if he doesn’t come through, I won’t like him quite as much,” Mr. Trump said of Pence.

On Tuesday President Trump tweeted “The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors.”

Constitutional experts say that’s not true and that Pence cannot change the outcome.

“I want to assure you that I share the concerns of millions of Americans about voting irregularities. I promise you, come this Wednesday, we will have our day in Congress,” Pence said while recently campaigning in Georgia.

At least 13 GOP Senators and more than 100 House Republicans plan to reject Biden’s electoral college win.

That will slow down the process, but won’t change the results because enough Republicans have said they will vote to certify Biden’s victory.

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